UACES Facebook iOS, Android apps to guide you through the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo

iOS, Android apps to guide you through the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo

July 29, 2014

Fast Facts:

  • 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo App has map, schedule, speakers, news alerts
  • The app is a product of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
  • 2014 Rice Expo App can be downloaded from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/rice-expo-2014/id899743215?mt=8
  • Android version available at Google Play

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STUTTGART, Ark. -- Let your smartphone be your guide thanks to the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo app. 

The app, available for both iOS and Android smart phones, is “available at no cost and will help you navigate the exhibit area, while organizing your activities and staying abreast of the many events,” said Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor and extension engineer for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Arkansas is the nation’s top rice grower and each year more than 1,100 people come to the Arkansas Rice Expo for food, fun and farm info. This year’s Arkansas Rice Expo is set for Friday, Aug. 1, at the Grand Prairie Center, 2807 Highway 165 South, in Stuttgart from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be sessions on the new Farm Bill, field tours, fun activities for all ages, seminars on irrigation, horticulture, and cooking demonstrations, farmers markets, and rice recipe contest.

The app can help users find directions to the Grand Prairie Center, said Saraswat, the app developer.

Once they are at the Rice Expo, this app works in navigating attendees to the different venues.

Complete schedule, list of keynote speakers, and a link to the @ARiceExpo twitter feed are also in the app.

To download the free 2014 Rice Expo App, go to from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/rice-expo-2014/id899743215?mt=8, or find the Android version in Google play.

Rice Expo app is a product of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, and our iOS version was developed through a volunteer effort by Ayush Saraswat.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All meetings and activities announced in this news release are open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity. 

By Kezia Nanda
For the Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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